… Denies Claims That Protesters Were Killed
The White Paper on the report by the EndSARS panel that investigated the Lekki toll gate shooting of October 20, 2020 has been released.
The Lagos State government rejected the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers stormed the protest ground and opened fire on protesters.
It described the claim of the panel that nine persons were shot dead as “assumptions and speculations”.
In a short statement, Gboyega akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said one of the recommendations of the panel was rejected.
In the statement titled, ‘Highlight of the Lagos Government White Paper On The Lekki Incident Investigation’, he said, “Out of the 32 Recommendations made by the JPI in its Report of 15th November 2021, Government accepted 11, rejected one and accepted six with modifications.
“Fourteen recommendations fall outside the powers of the Lagos State Government and will be forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration. Let the healing begin.”